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    Uganda's President Amin today (Friday) granted all Asian members of Uganda's Olympic team Ugandan citizenship in recognition of their sportsmanship.

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    Uganda's President Amin today (Friday) granted all Asian members of Uganda's Olympic team Ugandan citizenship in recognition of their sportsmanship.

    The Uganda team returned homes yesterday to a warm welcome.

    The President's decision means the Asian team members, most of whom are hockey players, are exempted from expulsion.

    Thousands of aport fans crowded Entebbe Airport, in the capital of Kampala, to welcome home the Olympic team.

    Heading the returning heroes was hurdles champion John Akii-Bua, winner of Uganda's only gold medal. He defeated some of the world's top hurdlers to take the 400-meters final.

    The Minister of Education, Mr. Edward Rugumayo, greeted the Olympians on their arrival, to the accompaniment of the Police Band and a group of native dancers.

    Uganda's team won a gold and a silver medal at the Games.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4A843WE0XT2R6TXSYMH4C6L01
    Media URN:
    VLVA4A843WE0XT2R6TXSYMH4C6L01
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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